Analog Man – by Arlon Bennett

A glimpse of tomorrow? Or is this now? This song came to me when I started to see too many of us (especially kids) getting consumed by ‘phones’ and screen technology in general. We have become a “one-handed” society it…

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A glimpse of tomorrow? Or is this now? This song came to me when I started to see too many of us (especially kids) getting consumed by ‘phones’ and screen technology in general. We have become a “one-handed” society it seems. Do we need bigger, better, faster,
on-demand anything ALL the time? What used to be “B” science fiction does not seem too far away from “A” real life. This is one man’s take..

ANALOG MAN

I’M AN ANALOG MAN IN A DIGITAL WORLD
GOT A YOU TUBE BOY AND A SNAPCHAT GIRL
MAKING GOOGLE EYES AT ONLINE FRIENDS
HYPNOTIZED BY THE LATEST TRENDS
FOR ALL THE HOURS ON THE PHONE
THEY DON’T CALL GRANDMA THEY DON’T CALL HOME

WHERE YOU CAN SEND YOUR LOVE COAST TO COAST
GIVE A THUMBS UP ON A FACEBOOK POST
CUT AND PASTE A VIRAL THREAD
BE THE HAPPY FACE WITH A LEGO HEAD
BUT WHO KNOWS WHAT YOU REALLY FEEL
WHO KNOWS IF YOU’RE REALLY REAL

ANALOG MAN DIGITAL WORLD

CHORUS
WHERE THE LATEST ‘DROID’S ALL THE RAGE
AND THE HUMANOIDS HAVE LEFT THE STAGE
SOME BOUND FOR OF A BETTER PRICE
SOME LEFT TO THEIR OWN DEVICE
BUT IF YOU WANT THE APP FOR FREE
IT’S EASY AS 1 2 3
JUST SCROLL PAST THE LEGALEZE
CLICK ON YES WHEN YOU AGREE…(AND YOU AGREE..)

SO ONE BY ONE WE FUND THE CROWD
GIG BY GIG WE FILL THE CLOUD
WITH WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU WERE
OPPOSING THUMBS BECOME A BLUR
ONE FINE DAY THE CLOUDS ARE GONE
YOU CAN’T LOGIN BUT THE GAME GOES ON

WHERE IT’S YOU AGAINST THE CYBER ELITE
IN A VIRTUAL WAR TAKEN TO THE STREETS
YOU WANT TO LAUGH BUT YOU HAVE TO CRY
AT THE LASER DOT BETWEEN YOUR EYES
DESPERATE FOR THE MEN IN BLUE
REST ASSURE THEY’RE LOOKING FOR YOU

ANALOG MAN DIGITAL WORLD
CHORUS

YOU CAN ALMOST GUESS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
WON’T BE AN EMAIL OR A TEXT
BUT AN UPDATE STRAIGHT TO THE BRAIN
WHERE THE USER ID BECOMES YOUR NAME
SUDDENLY YOU CAN’T RECALL
THE GOOD OLE’ DAYS WHEN YOU HAD IT ALL

ANALOG MAN DIGITAL WORLD

THERE ROSE A RACE OF BOTS AND DRONES
DEVOID OF ALL FLESH AND BONES
DELETED FROM THE HALLS OF TIME
I WAS NEVER YOURS YOU WERE NEVER MINE
GONE FOREVER TO A THOUGHTLESS TRANCE
SHOULD HAVE CLICKED ON NO WHEN YOU HAD THE CHANCE

ANALOG MAN DIGITAL WORLD…

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